River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by AlexN » Sun Jan 03, 2016 8:25 pm

The tree 500m above the lunch/wave spot is still there. A portage at today's high levels.

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by kippers711 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 11:40 am

AlexN wrote: The tree 500m above the lunch/wave spot is still there. A portage at today's high levels.
if this is the tree, you can pass under on river right at lower levels, then there is now two trunks just below water where you would pass. paddled yesterday (31st jan) at about 0.9 on guague, and we couldnt see trunks until we portaged.recommend you portage until its cleared.

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by garybeaver » Sat Feb 04, 2017 9:31 pm

The tree at the play spot has been cleared

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by patwilliams » Mon Mar 06, 2017 3:37 pm

River Barle - Dulverton to Exebridge.
500m downstream of the Dulverton road bridge there is a river wide tree (where the overhead pipe is).
It was reported by a local who has also informed the national park rangers.

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by jmmoxon » Sat Feb 10, 2018 10:36 am

Couple of impressive trees stuck on Marsh Bridge, but all 3 arches are still passable. If you are above Tarr Steps be aware of the tree catcher cables not far upstream (can be paddled under at low to medium levels). There are a few more on the banks elsewhere that could swing out into the flow, so do be aware.

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by jmmoxon » Mon Mar 12, 2018 6:01 pm

Trees now gone from Marsh Bridge.
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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by David May » Mon Oct 15, 2018 2:07 pm

Tree fallen right across the Barle by the caravan park at Dulverton. Not passable at 0.77 on Saturday 13th October

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by andy g » Mon Oct 22, 2018 1:02 pm

Update on fallen trees from 20/21 October.

Tarrs Steps to Dulverton is clear until the last 200 metres , when the tree at the Dulverton caravan park (mentioned above) is still across the river. After some work by two groups at Saturday pm and possible another on Sunday to remove branches at head height, it is passable river right (at the levels 45 to 50 cms on the Brushford Gauge) There is a good eddy above and another just below, and the hazard is clearly visible form upstream , so it should not cause problems at these low/medium levels. At high levels and very low levels it could still be an issue. River leaders should take care with mixed ability groups.

Dulverton to Exebridge
There are two trees down shortly before the Exe confluence. Both are easily passable river left at low or medium levels.

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Re: River Barle - Tarr Steps to Exe Confluence

Post by SailGraham » Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:54 am

Just a stunning run last Sat from Tarr Steps. We were on the water at 1130 and took a 1-1.1m surge of water down to Dulverton.

That meant only a foot of space under Tarr Steps and the ford was impassable safely, even with the Landrover.

Only saw two or 3 rocks all day, and nothing too taxing in the way of trees, other than staying out of the way of easy-to-avoid strainers.

Plenty of playing available although the water was carrying a lot of silt.

Dulverton weir impassable with a tree across the main chute and we didn’t want to play dodge the iron stake.

A great day with my 10 year old as we tagged along looselywith another group. Axioms were the perfect weapon.

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